Rob Reiner

by Brobeebob90 on April 15, 2014

World Premiere of Rumor Has It

Birth Name: Robert Reiner

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 6, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rob Reiner is an American director, actor, writer, and activist. He is the son of Estelle (Lebost) and famous comedian/writer/actor Carl Reiner. Rob is married to photographer Michele Singer, with whom he has three children. He was previously married to director and actress Penny Marshall, whose daughter, actress Tracy Reiner, he adopted.

His family is Jewish (from Ukraine, Austria, Romania, Germany, Russia, and Poland). Rob had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Irving Usher Reiner (the son of Simon Reiner). Irving was a Jewish immigrant, from Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Bessie Mathias (the daughter of Simon Matthias and Caroline Starr). Bessie was a Romanian Jewish immigrant. Simon was the son of Nathan Matthias.

Rob’s maternal grandparents were Henry Lebost and Minnie. Henry was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Minnie was a Jewish immigrant from Russia or Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Rob Reiner – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Rob’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Rob’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Rob’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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neiltennant August 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

is REINER actually a German or a Jewish surname ?

there was also German actress who won the oscar in 1936 and 1938 with the surname REINER

hmm and I haven’t seen anybody with that name in Germany

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